Here’s a steak recipe with a Japanese flair for you. It is a recipe adapted from
one of the oldest and most luxurious hotels in Tokyo, the Imperial Hotel.

Preparation time: 2 Hours
Serving Size: 4 people


  • 2 tsp parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 14 cups soy sauce
  • ΒΌ cup mirin
  • 2 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 12 oz peeled and finely chopped Spanish onion (medium size)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • Black pepper grounded to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 lb. sirloin steak (4 pcs)


1. First, lay the steak in a flat board and tap it using the opposite edge of a
kitchen knife to tenderize. Use the knife’s flat side and pound the steak about
6 – 8 times on all sides to flatten it. Then, sprinkle pepper and salt on each
side of the meat.

2. In low heat, put on the skillet and add 1 tbsp butter. After the butter melts,
put on the garlic, and onion, then cook it. Stir constantly for 8 minutes or
until it becomes translucent and soft.

3. Next, increase the heat to medium, then add the soy sauce and mirin. Cook
for 1 minute and stir constantly. Pour vinegar and cook for 30 seconds and
stir constantly. Transfer the heated mixture and set it aside.

4. Melt oil and the remaining 1 tbsp butter on medium-high heat. Once the
butter melted and turned to brown, place the stack by groups. Cook for 4
minutes (medium-rare) or until the desired doneness on each side. Transfer
board and set aside in a chopping board for 1 minute then serve.

5. Heat the skillet on medium-high heat and add onions. Cook and stir. Let
the onions absorb the remaining juices of the steak.

6. Place the onions on the steak and add parsley for garnish.